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Feeling the itch to get back on the road

As nice as our Florida vacation days have been, Diane and I are feeling the itch to get back on the road.

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Gearing up for the Sylectus conference

I'm looking forward to this gathering of small carriers and own-authority owner-operators.

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Downtime pursuits: More road music from Tennessee

Tony Justice moving down the roadFirst up, Allen Smith over at AsktheTrucker.com reports Tony Justice (featured in the blog here and here and last month in Truckers News) will be performing at a pre-Grammy Awards showcase in Hollywood Feb. 12. Congrats, Tony! If you haven't seen it as yet, look for his excellent "On the Road" trucking-country record at Pilot stores nationwide. For more about the show, check out the AsktheTrucker.com story here. Cumberland Collective revisitedSecondly, I ...

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Snack recipe: Apples, Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Seed Stacks

I am declaring February my Healthy Obsession Snack Month. I'll try to post a new snack recipe at least twice a week. I'd love to hear from you about your own favorite snacks, as well as whether you enjoyed making the ones I've suggested. Check out my Jan. 23, 2012, entry for a Gorp recipe, or skip ahead to the one below! Apple, Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Seed Stacks 1 medium-sized apple2 tablespoons unsalted natural peanut butter1/8 ...

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What if our house was destroyed? The trucker’s advantage.

The mobility of a one-truck business has its advantages.

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Roadside Attractions

The 2011 World's Strongest Man Competition, six tons of potato pride, diesel price averages, creature comforts plus Truck Gallery, trucking calendar and many more news items from the trucking industry are featured.

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Extend drains with bypass filter

The best way to know when engine oil needs to be changed is to take an oil sample, send it to a lab, and let the condition of the oil determine the interval.

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Top job benefits should be pay and wellness

If a trucking company had a wellness coach, drivers could have a real connection with the company.

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Big-Bore Engines Making Big Comeback. Don’t Compromise.

What you may not know about the EOBR bill

Since I reported on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's attempts to gain new regulatory authority over interstate drivers relative to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program's now-internal Driver Safety Measurement System last summer, new wrinkles have emerged in Senate bill S.1950. This bill caused an uproar over the fact that it would, among other things, mandate electronic onboard recorders for hours of service compliance for virtually all interstate carriers. But, as they say, the lead ...

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Thinking about top executives at large motor carriers

Having met and interacted with the top people at our carrier, I am growing more sympathetic toward them.

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